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Dune
Dune
von Frank Herbert
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 20,63

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2.0 von 5 Sternen Eeeehhh.....skip this one, 21. Januar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Dune (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I basically found Dune to be an airball in comparison to the reviews some people gave me. The plot was too intricate, the book was too long, and for God's sake it is a pain to have to flip back to the glossary every page or so. I actually began to uderstand the book at page 425 when the Baron is discussing his plans with Thufir Hawat...but I shouldn't have to read that much for it to get interesting. And I hate to get all of you SF freaks angry...but Frank Herbert was a BAD WRITER. Some of the things he describes are very clunkily worded, sentences either too brief or two wordy. Plus he never used the word "and" in the entire book. An example would be a sentence like "He walked over to the case, opened it." It just got annoying after awhile. It is a long dull story told with modest talent.


The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
von J.D. Salinger
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 18,86

3.0 von 5 Sternen I Just Don't Think I Get it., 21. Januar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Catcher in the Rye (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I have just finished reading this book and honestly, I am not quite sure what the point of it all was. Holden just didn't seem "messed up" enough for me. If he was more dysfunctional, with a bad history and more serious problems, I think I'd appreciate it more. But he just seems like another slacker I might come across at any time. I think if the book was to be edited, omitting the parts that were not significant; those parts which just basically padded the book with unneccessary chapters, it'd be about 100 pages. Plus, the ending didn't satisfy me. It wasn't a book I could "sink my teeth into". I guess I think this way because I started reading it assuming it would be great, and it was anticlimactic.


Fahrenheit 451: A Novel
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel
von Ray Bradbury
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen A True Masterpiece, 10. Januar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fahrenheit 451: A Novel (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Very few authors have written a book this significant, this succinct, this brilliant. This is one of my all-time favorite books. I love how he describes everything; and furthermore, the ending was astonishing. The imagery, the action, and the meaning of it all was just stunning. Anybody who knows how to read, must read this book. Starts a bit slow, but once I got into it, I began to appreciate it for what it was. Starting with page 100, I couldn't put it down. I picked up the book at eleven o'clock at night, and by the time it was three in the morning, I was finished. It is that gripping. We need more authors of Bradbury's stature around today.


The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
von Carlos Castaneda
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen There need to be more books like this!, 27. Oktober 1999
Carlos Castaneda shows us that there is an entire world right before our eyes, yet we have mastered the art of looking only at what is easily tangible, and easy to accept. However, he shows anyone who reads it that whatever one doesn't have to squint to see, is indeed meaningless compared to the deeper truths that we must dig for. All in all, a fascinating, great book, which has whetted my appetite for his books. Currently I am reading The Fire from Within.


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